The Edge 1989
Patricia as Raped Woman
It’s a story pushed to the edge. A cop, Abel, on night patrol with other two fellow cops, stops a young boy and his girlfriend in their car and rapes the girl.
He is going to show in this way to his fellow cops what he had said once, that “you know what’s going to happen but you have to watch” – this also happens when a junky breaks into a store and they do not stop him straightaway, but instead, they bet on the fact that he is going to steal Demarol.
At the beginning, the narrator says “When a man goes beyond reason, does he drag the rest of us along with him or do we go along willingly? I’m a watcher at the edge.”
At the end, the young man revenges her girlfriend’s rape by shooting Abel, and his two partners don’t try to stop the boy.
CBS Schoolbreak Special January 30, 1990
The Girl with the Crazy Brother (07.03)
Patricia as Dana MacCallister
Sixteen-year-old Dana (Patricia Arquette) notices her brother Bill is acting strangely shortly after the family moves to California. Her parents are too immeresed with their own lives to notice what is happening to their son. However, after Bill has an outburst that leads to his hospitalization, Dana begins to feel ignored as her parents devote all their time and energy to her brother. Preoccupied with the stress of starting at a new school, dating, and the other travails of a sixteen-year-old, Dana is torn between her love for her brother and her desire to be normal…not the girl with the crazy brother.
Thirtysomethign February 27, 1990
Good Sex, Bad Sex, What Sex, No Sex (03.17)
Patricia as Stephanie
Against the background of an examination of the characters’ sex lives, Melissa and Lee break up. Melissa and Lee’s sex life is going great and she tells the other women about it, to their envy and amazement. They seem to be doing it all the time.
The Outsiders April 1, 1990
The Stork Club (01.02)
Patricia as Rhonda Sue
Soda Pop and Rhonda Sue shared a night together and now there is a baby on the way. Rhonda Sue says that it was her first time but questions raise after she asked money from her current boyfriend saying it is his baby.
Tales from the Crypt May 29, 1990
Four-Sided Triangle (02.09)
Patricia as Mary Jo
Mary Jo is a young slave girl on a farm. One day while escaping to the fields she has a vision that a scarecrow comes to save her from the cruel couple. When her master discovers the identity of her new boyfriend, he decides to disguise himself as the man in straw. His jealous wife appears and kills the scarecrow to prove that it’s a fake only to discover that she’s killed her husband. Mary Jo kills her mistress and steals the keys to the tractor from her mistress’s pockets setting herself free.